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it, but most americans believe the nra propaganda. the nra buys scholars. they buy statistics. it's just wrong. >> lies. total lies. britain has strong gun control, for example. and averages 35 gun murders a year. america has very lax gun control and has 11,000. britain is about a fifth the size of america. i can do simple math. japan has the toughest gun control in the world. they have two or three murders a year. australia had a massacre in the '90s. they brought in a ban on all main high-powered guns and assault rifles and so on. they have had no mass shootings since. this is not rocket science. it's there to be had. the problem is that the nra, and i'm sure mr. jones is a big fan of theirs and probably helps them. >> he probably thinks they're way, way,way too much part of the establishment. he's way, way to the right of the nra. >> the political power the nra now wield means that politicians are too coward to say anything. i have people say to me, you're so brave. hot is brave about wanting to stop 20 more children getting murders? >> i don't think it's the nra power. it's pe
, you know the nra also used the president's kids in an ad, so a lot of kids being used in this battle, brooke. >> jessica yellin at the white house. i want to continue this discussion. i want to go to las vegas for my next guest. gun shop owner jay wallace of outdoor adventures in smyrna, georgia. welcome to you. >> thank you, brooke. >> our white house correspondent was talking about something the president is proposing, this universal background checks. this really seems to be, if i may, just one of the biggies coming out of the white house. my question to you is universal background checks, what exactly would that entail? is it practical? >> well, you know, the thing is that we have to make sure that people understand they have an individual responsibility of when they're selling a firearm, that they should sell it to someone that is not mentally ill or incompetent or a felon or any of those things and that's their individual responsibility not to do that. if there are some ways where we can make it better, to where they could have a better understanding of how to do that, and enfo
in the accelerating debate on guns and gun control. gabrielle giffords and nra are making their voices heard in new ways. >>> also, egypt's new president joins me to talk about tahrir square. a one-time symbol of hope is now dirty and oppressive. >>> plus, a mystery that started with a winning lottery ticket and ended with a deadly poisoning. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with this afternoon's announcement that the national rifle association is joining the white house in the discussion of gun violence in america. a representative will meet with vice president biden this week. what will they be doing? lisa sylvester is walking into "the situation room" right now. you've been doing some reporting, lisa. what is the very latest? >> wolf, leaders from both the private and public sectors are offering specific proposals on gun control, all sides aware of how politically sensitive the issue has become and the leading voice comes from someone with the political and personal experience that is sure to command attention here in washington. on the two-year anniversary of the t
congress is going to do. but it is an interesting moment that the nra is being brought to the table. that should be an encouraging sign that -- around that table there's going to be a nice balance of opinion. >> right. different voices. it's interesting, the nra claims $4.4 million was spent on congressional lobbying. the brady campaign spent $5,800. so there is a disparity in terms of the amount spent lobbying. but they all need to be around that table. there should be a happy medium. i think everyone agrees that the second amendment is there for a purpose, but let's reach a consensus on this. >> absolutely. there's no way you can have a healthy, balanced gun control debate without the nra at the table. they represent a significant part of the country. but that stat that mark kelly shared, 85% of kids killed in the world happen here in the u.s. killed by guns. i knew it was bad, but i didn't know it was that bad. >> staggering and sobering. >>> the suspected aurora theater gunman james holmes acted bizarrely in the moments after the shooting, according to detectives who questioned
around this table. you should know that tomorrow i have also invited the gun owners and the nra to come and make their case, as well. >> well, to help us set the stage through all of this i want to bring in jeffrey toobin. the gun lobby says this is all about the second amendment. where is the legal line between the so-called individual right to bear arms and government responsibility to look after people? >> well, michael, i am going to give you a ringing i'm not sure to that answer because the supreme court has not really classified th clarified this. in 2008 the supreme court said there is a constitutional right under the second amendment to possess a hand gun in your home for self protection. how does that apply to larger weapons? how does it apply to weapons outside the home? how does it apply to background checks for the purchase of weapons? these are legal questions that remain open now. it is probably true that assault weapon bands would have no problems constitutionally. because the supreme court has really changed the understanding of the second amendment and people can read i
of it is sort of organization that the nra has longstanding organization in washington versus emotion and what the gun control lobby is trying to do is keep people, remind people of situations like in tucson two years ago or aurora or newtown, and when you talk to people who have been working with the biden task force and who have been trying to rally new support here they say they have about 30 days after one of these massacres before public opinion starts to go back to other kinds of issues and so they're trying to grab that window to make something different this time. >> do they believe that there is something different, though because this was about those 20 young kids rather than a normal kinds of awful tragic shootings? >> that's exactly right, charlie. they think that something has changed here there's a boiling point and the strategy is to take the awful nature of this most recent mass shooting and to try to do two things one, break the nra's membership apart, to argue basically the nra membership is different than the leadership of the nra and also t
balance to the nra. there is an organization called americans nor responsible solutions that they are launching today and they make the argument that until now the gun lobby's political contributions have not been matched by others, that is about to change, no longer is what they write, is that how you see it? >> clearly that's their strategy, but again it all comes down to the sort of nuts and bolts of it. what is it that they are proposing? when you get into dash tkaerbg, if you want to create a nation hal database of people who are mentally unstable and shouldn't be getting guns, well do you think maybe that there might be some objection? forget the nra, do you think there might be some objection to epg keeping -- the government keeping a list of mentally unstable people? do you think maybe the aclu, or maybe some other group, psychiatric group might have some objection to the federal government doing that sort of thing stphao. bill: thing? criminals and the mentally ill can easily purchase guns by aeu sroeug avoid -gsing background checks. >> there are laws who preve
the story. >> the nra says it is sending a representative to see what the vice president has to say. the nestle shothe white house press secretary says their input is important. >> we will look for to hearing from a variety of organizations and civic groups and others. those who have insights into the problem. >> president obama created the panel following the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school in new town, conn. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg is supporting tighter gun laws. >> i think all of us know that joe biden is not a shrinking violet when it comes to crime and gun problem in this country. >> wal-mart, a major seller of firearms was invited to discuss gun control with biden. they said they could not make the meeting but would continue ongoing conversations with the white house. >> i am ed spayne reporting. >> the final witness will be called today in the preliminary hearing for james holmes, the former grad student accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens in a movie theater shooting in july. >> yesterday, authorities tested the homes spent more than t
for all gun owners could be in the mix. the nra meantime says, it is disappointed with the meeting. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news a cold start to our morning here in the bay area will have a check of your weekend forecast at 530. and the flu is sweeping across the country. but when will it begin our area? we will tell you at 5:40 a.m.. plus rumors swirling around that justin tinberlake is heading back to the recording studio. we will talk about it. > you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have the wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. at&t. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it w
have locked in a safe at home. what we do want is what the majority of the nra members and other americans want, responsible changes in our law to require responsible gun ownership and reduce gun violence. here is a live look at some of the preliminaries in tucson, in just a few minutes at exactly 10:11am mountain time bells will ring out across the city marking the moment two years ago when a gunman opened fire outside a soup irmarket killing six people and wounding 12 including former congresswoman giffords. jenna: for some context when we are we talking about gun laws. federal gun control efforts go back to the 1930s. congress passed a national firearms act in 1934 during an era of rampant violence linked to prohibition. the law targets automatic fire weapons, imposes a tax on the making and selling of firearms, and requires registration of certain types of firearms. well decades later in 1968 following several high profile assassinations congress even acted the gun control act. that law prohibits all convicted felons, drug users, and the mentally ill from buying guns. it rais
this morning for standing up. it takes, you have to be courageous to stand against the nra. i want to commend you for that. i want you to remember every bit them that has lost their life. the ones that lost their lives in newtown, of the ones that lost their lives in conn, the ones that have lost their lives at virginia tech, most of all urban america. we want to remember all of them today. we want to take a moment of silence to remember them and to remember them in a way that we are going to fight and never forget who they are and their memory. we want to fight today, this is what we're here about today. standing with the police chief was saying enough is enough. standing with the politicians who is saying enough is enough. the whole reason for us to be out here today is to say something. it is not enough to say something, we have to do something and that is why we are here. we like you to take your hats off at this moment and we want to about in a moment of silence for those of lost their lives in this great country. (silence) we pray today that your memory will never be forgotten and that
conn and the movie theater shooting in colorado. the vice president will meet tomorrow with the nra and other gun or groups. meetings with representatives from the video game entertainment industries are also planned. this is part of the panel president obama created following the sandy hook elementary shooting. new york mayor michael bloomberg a strong supporter of tighter gun-control laws is advising the vice president. >> secretary of state under clinton is expected to testify later this month on the deadly september 11th assault in benghazi libya that killed ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. and had been scheduled to testify last month but fell during an illness and suffered a concussion. she was recently hospitalized for a blood clot. to return to work out monday and had promised to appear before the senate and house foreign affairs panel before stepping down from her job. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >> it is foggy and is shot. we will be right back. >> stocks on the rise and alcoa reported some solid earnings at the
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